Air pollution in Africa is a big health threat

Air pollution in several African countries have now become as much of a health threat as well-known killer diseases like HIV/Aids and malaria in the region, according to a new report.

“This is cutting life expectancy by as much as 5.4 years in the most polluted regions of the continent,” the report Air Quality Life Index, published by University of Chicago, has said.

It has listed the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo as among the 10 most polluted countries in the world.

Source: Business Ghana